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SearchCap: Selling Bing, AdWords Scripts & Scaling Link Building

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Sell Bing? Makes No Sense, Says Microsoft’s Bill Gates — It’s A “Core Business” Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates was interviewed on Fox Business News yesterday. Among other things, he was asked […]

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SearchCap: The Day In Search, April 4, 2014

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Bing Testing New Search Results Design Bing is testing a new search results layout that changes the color of the logo from gray to the yellow/orange, changes the color of the […]

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SearchCap: The Day In Search, March 10, 2014

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Using First-Party Data For SEM On Google & Way Beyond! As a general rule, the marketer with the most actionable data wins. There are many types of data but the most […]

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Quixey Offering Deeper Search Results Inside Mobile Apps

Quixey, which describes itself as a search engine for apps rather than an alternative app store, has announced deeper “functional search” within apps. Previously, Quixey allowed app discovery by keyword or category, delivering users to the “front door” of relevant apps. Now, Quixey will surface information that “lives inside of apps.” Quixey offers web-based app search […]

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SearchCap: The Day In Search, February 20, 2014

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Yandex Reports Revenue Up 37% In Q4, Ad Network Revenue Nearly Doubles Russian search giant Yandex reported a strong Q4 2013 today, with overall revenue up 37 percent from Q4 2012 […]

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SearchCap: The Day In Search, January 29, 2014

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: People, Videos, News: Twitter Adds New Search Filters Earlier today Twitter announced that it was bringing a number of new search filters to the site. These include: people, photos, videos, news. […]

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DuckDuckGo Has Biggest Day Ever In 2014 With More Than 4 Million Queries On January 7th

The Guardian reported yesterday DuckDuckGo, the search engine that keeps user searches private, is now up to four million queries per day, with over a billion queries performed on the anonymous search engine during 2013. Prior to the PRISM scandal that revealed the NSA was regularly tracking searches on major search engines, DuckDuckGo averaged approximately […]

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SearchCap: The Day In Search, July 31, 2013

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the Web. From Search Engine Land: Google Reportedly Testing Local News Card For Google Now Google is reportedly testing a local news “card” for its Google Now predictive search product. Quartz first reported on the project, and […]

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SearchCap: The Day In Search, July 10, 2013

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the Web. From Search Engine Land: New Google Maps App Gives Users More Search Functionality & Navigation Features Google announced today the release of a new Google Maps app for Android devices, with iPhone and iPad versions […]

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SearchCap: The Day In Search, July 5, 2013

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the Web. From Search Engine Land: Search In Pics: Xoogley Tesla, Google Lite Brite & Running Of The Non-Newtonian Fluids In this week’s Search In Pictures, here are the latest images culled from the Web, showing what […]

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Search Engines Keep The Lights Out On Fireworks Ads, Mostly

Happy 4th of July! It’s fireworks season here in the US, a time when online searches for “fireworks” skyrocket. Yet, ads for explosives and pyrotechnic devices like “firecrackers,” “bottle rockets,” and “fireworks” are not allowed per the advertising policies of Google and Bing — and their respective search partners like AOL, Ask, Yahoo and DuckDuckGo. Sam […]

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StartPage, Ixquick Passed 4 Million Daily Searches On Monday

StartPage and Ixquick, sister search engines that offer private searching, announced that they surpassed four million daily direct searches on Monday. The announcement comes about three weeks after the parent company announced that they reached three million daily searches for the first time. Ixquick CEO Robert Beens credits the higher search activity to public reaction […]

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SearchCap: The Day In Search, June 27, 2013

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the Web. From Search Engine Land: DuckDuckGo Launches New Search & Content App For iOS DuckDuckGo (DDG) has launched a new iOS app called Search & Stories to go along with the Android app that’s been available […]

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DuckDuckGo Launches New Search & Content App For iOS

DuckDuckGo (DDG) has launched a new iOS app called Search & Stories to go along with the Android app that’s been available since late 2011. The app offers many of the same features as DuckDuckGo’s Web-based search engine, particularly the anonymous searching that has earned DDG a lot of media attention after the NSA/PRISM privacy […]

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SearchCap: The Day In Search, June 20, 2013

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the Web. From Search Engine Land: New To Bing Ads Location Extensions: Directions Links To Maps, Multiple Location Listings, Reporting By Location A couple of new features are coming to Bing Ads location extensions, which launched in […]

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SearchCap: The Day In Search, June 18, 2013

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the Web. From Search Engine Land: DuckDuckGo Passes 3 Million Searches, Just 8 Days After Hitting 2 Million Another week, another traffic record in the alternative search engine space. DuckDuckGo (DDG) tweeted this morning about its latest […]

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DuckDuckGo Passes 3 Million Searches, Just 8 Days After Hitting 2 Million

Another week, another traffic record in the alternative search engine space. DuckDuckGo (DDG) tweeted this morning about its latest milestone: more than three million direct searches in a single day. As the company’s traffic page shows, it happened on Monday when DDG had 3,095,907 “direct searches.” Those are searches done by human visitors to duckduckgo.com. […]

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SearchCap: The Day In Search, June 14, 2013

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the Web. From Search Engine Land: Spurred By PRISM Scandal, StartPage & Ixquick Surpass 3 Million Daily Searches Alternative search engines are having a good week, likely thanks to public awareness and concern over data and privacy […]

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SearchCap: The Day In Search, June 11, 2013

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the Web. From Search Engine Land: DuckDuckGo Passes 2 Million Daily Searches DuckDuckGo, the upstart search engine that hangs it hat on protecting its users’ privacy, hit a new milestone on Monday: its first day with two […]

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DuckDuckGo Passes 2 Million Daily Searches

DuckDuckGo, the upstart search engine that hangs it hat on protecting its users’ privacy, hit a new milestone on Monday: its first day with two million direct searches. According to the company’s traffic page, DuckDuckGo saw 2,211,203 direct searches on Monday — up about 400,000 over Sunday’s searches. The phrase “direct searches” refers to humans […]

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SearchCap: The Day In Search, April 23, 2013

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the Web. From Search Engine Land: Google Pulls Related Searches Filter Due To Lack Of Usage Google has quietly removed the “related searches” option from the search tools menu within the Google search results page. When Google […]

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Wolfram Alpha “Handwrites” Answers For April Fools’ Day

Move over there just a little bit, Google. Even Wolfram Alpha, the computation knowledge engine (as it calls itself), is getting in on the April Fools’ Day gags. For at least a day, the company has announced that it’s now the “handwritten knowledge engine.” Ask it any question, and Wolfram Alpha shows results that look […]

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The Competitive Linking Analysis Trap

Several years ago, the search engines began to slowly turn off the fire-hose of linking data they freely gave anyone familiar with the link: operator. That operator became just about useless as a method for detecting competitor links, potential link targets or competitive intelligence, etc. I have a vivid memory of speaking at one of […]

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SearchCap: The Day In Search, November 27, 2012

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Seeking Maps Fix, Apple Fires Mapping Team Manager And Asks Outsiders For Help According to a widely cited Bloomberg report published earlier today Apple has fired another executive in connection with […]

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SearchCap: The Day In Search, November 26, 2012

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Auto Industry Benefiting From Growth In Mobile Search Approximately one-third of all search traffic for auto industry related terms comes from mobile devices. This underscores why it is critical for auto […]

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Snoopy Logo From DuckDuckGo, Not Google

Today is the 90th birthday of the late Charles Schulz, the man who invented the comic strip Peanuts. To celebrate his life and contributions, we have a special logo from a beloved search engine. No, not Google, it is from the up and coming DuckDuckGo. Duck Duck Go has Snoopy looking over the shoulder of […]

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SearchCap: The Day In Search, October 15, 2012

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: DuckDuckGo’s New Video Targets Google’s “Filter Bubble” Of Personalized Results DuckDuckGo’s ongoing mission to challenge Google (and other search engines, but mainly Google) on privacy issues has taken another turn with […]

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DuckDuckGo Adds Zero-Click Info From Zanran

DuckDuckGo has added new “zero click” information from Zanran to its search results, giving users quicker access to some of the deeper web content that Zanran offers. You may remember Zanran from my profile last year, Zanran: New Search Engine That Unearths Data In Charts, Graphs & Tables — it’s essentially a search engine for […]

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SearchCap: The Day In Search, September 26, 2012

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: How Search & Social Engines Are Using Semantic Search The term “Semantic Search” is certainly not new. However, it has taken on a new dimension and implications in both search and […]

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SearchCap: The Day In Search, August 23, 2012

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Bing Webmaster Tools Reports Adds Percentage Changes Bing has added percent changes, deltas, to some of the various reports within Bing Webmaster Tools. The percent changes show the difference from the […]

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SearchCap: The Day In Search, April 26, 2012

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Penguin Update Recovery Tips & Advice Struggling to know what to do in the wake of Google’s Penguin Update? Judging from all the comments and forum discussions we’ve seen, plenty are. […]

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Could DuckDuckGo Be The Biggest Long-Term Threat To Google?

Robin Wauters at The Next Web recently wrote about an interesting trend taking place at upstart search engine DuckDuckGo. DDG (DuckDuckGo) is self-described as: We are a search engine with:  Way more instant answers.  Way less spam and clutter.  Lots and lots of goodies.  Real privacy. Wauters reports that DuckDuckGo’s daily search traffic has grown by […]

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